Children & Youth

The Humber Community YMCA is committed to supporting children and families by fostering childrens’ physical, social, intellectual and emotional growth.  This is accomplished through the delivery of quality childcare programs that provide a stimulating learning experience in a safe and secure environment.

The YMCA is the largest provider of not-for-profit child care in Canada.  The Humber Community YMCA offers a child care program aimed at providing children with the best start in life.

Throughout our programs, the Humber Community YMCA programs teach children about the values of respect, honesty, responsibility, caring and inclusiveness, while building on the critical factors needed by children to thrive and become healthy, caring and resilient adults.

For families who are unable to afford child care, the YMCA offers financial assistance.

Professional Staff

The YMCA staff serve as positive role models who ensure a safe environment where each child is respected and nurtured.

Staff are seleted for their maturity, experience and skill with children.  YMCA staff possess Early Childhood Education Certification, First Aid and a Certificate of Conduct.

Summer Day Camp

The Humber Community YMCA is proud to offer a quality Summer Day Camp experience for children aged 5 – 12. (Children must be either beginning school in September or turning 5 by December 31) At the YMCA Summer Day Camp we believe in helping children experience personal growth and development in spirit, mind and body.

Camp activities spark both interest and imagination through fun, challenging activities for children that are safe and age appropriate.  Our Summer Day Camp offers exciting experiences and opportunities for individual expression and creativity and a balance of structure and personal choice.  Campers will learn about themselves and their community in an atmosphere of mutual respect and self worth.

Parents and guardians can be sure their children are in safe, capable hands when they are with YMCA staff and volunteers.

Our YMCA values, Respect, Honesty, Responsibility, Caring and Inclusion are the building blocks of all YMCA programs.

Camp Staff & Volunteers

YMCA Camp Counselors serve as positive role models while ensuring a safe environment where each child is respected and nurtured.

Camp Counselors are selected for their maturity, experience and skill with children.  Our Coordinators are ECE certified and Counselors have certification in First Aid/CPR and receive training in leadership, safety and emergency procedures.  Volunteers are selected based on their experience and commitment to the YMCA.  All staff and volunteers must provide a Certificate of Conduct.

Registration for Summer Day Camp is ongoing throughout the summer.  Be sure to include your child’s MCP number when completing the registration form.  

Only offered to parents/guardians who are working

Registration:        Campers must be registered by 5:30pm on Thursdays of each week prior to attending camp the following week. (FIRST COME – FIRST SERVEDPlease bring confirmation receipt with you to camp when dropping off your child.

When:            July 5 – Aug 27, 2021 

Where:           C.C. Loughlin Elementary and Corner Brook Intermediate
(Please choose one location to register your child)
(Note:  Location is subject to change based on number of children registered.)

Time:              Monday – Friday,  8:00am to 5:30pm 

Ages:              5-12 years (Children must be turning 5 by December 31) 

Child spaces available:

C.C. Loughlin Elementary – 24 Openings
Corner Brook INtermediate – 32 Openings

Registration Details:

Date:    Saturday, June 12, 2021
Time:   10:30am – 1:30pm
Place:   Humber Community YMCA, Lower Level Millbrook Mall
(Child’s MCP number is required during registration)

A Staff Member will greet you at the lower level mall entrance.  Due to social distancing, you are NOT PERMITTED TO ENTER THE MALL UNTIL 10:30AM.  First Come, First Serve basis.

Cost:  $100.00 per week, first child
$95.00 per week, second child
$20.00 non-refundable registration fee/per family

For the weeks that you require, fees must be paid in-full upfront by cash or debit (no credit cards accepted).  You can pay week – to – week.  Each week is based on a first come, first serve basis.

Once you register your child, there are NO REFUNDS or TRANSFERRING of days/weeks if your child is not in attendance.

What to pack for camp (PLEASE LABEL ALL ITEMS):

  • Extra change of cl0thes (include a hat or baseball cap)
  • Indoor sneakers
  • Nut free snacks and paper bag lunches
  • Lots of water (no glass bottles)
  • Sunscreen – hypoallergenic, no aerosol

Please note:  The YMCA is not responsible for any lost, stolen or broken items.

Electronics are not permitted at camp.  There will be lots of fun games and activities to participate in.

Feel free to ask your program administrator or call the YMCA at 639-9676, should you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you and have a safe and enjoyable summer!

YMCA Preschool Programs (September – June)

Location: Kinsmen Center, St. Mark’s Avenue, Corner Brook.

Time: Tuesday & Thursday and/or Wednesday & Friday; 9:00am – 12:00pm (From September – June)

Ages: 2 years, 9 months – 5 years, 9 months

Fees:  $12.00 a day for the first child
$11.00 a day for each additional child

Child Care Philosophy

At the YMCA, we believe that each child learns and develops at a different pace that is as individual as the children themselves. Daily activities at our centre, might include arts, music, science, outings and free play. Using a play- based approach, we as caregivers can share our skills, interests and enthusiasm to provide opportunities for the children to select, plan and implement these activities.

We believe that children thrive in a safe and secure environment and that the environment must be flexible and inclusive to accommodate the individual needs, interests and abilities of all children. As YMCA caregivers, we act as positive role models and implement all aspects of our program acknowledging and incorporating individual needs, interests and abilities of the child.

We embrace diversity by supporting our children and families, encouraging the sharing of culture and acknowledging our individual uniqueness. YMCA caregivers provide activities, materials and opportunity to celebrate this diversity in our centres.

We believe that quality childcare will enable children to develop a healthy self-image by being supportive of their needs and interests. The YMCA provides opportunities and experiences which enhance a child’s physical, intellectual, social and emotional development.

We believe quality childcare will benefit our families by forming a relationship of trust with open lines of communication whereby, both the care givers and parents are informed of any and all needs of the child.

We believe that quality childcare will benefit our community by cultivating the next generation of leaders, teachers, doctors etc., by setting a standard of care that ensures our children reach their full potential.

YMCA After School Child Care

Mission

The Humber Community YMCA is committed to supporting children and families by fostering their child’s physical, social, intellectual and emotional growth.  This is accomplished through the delivery of quality childcare programs that provide a stimulating learning experience in a safe and secure environment.

Program

The YMCA After School Program is a licensed child care program offered everyday throughout the school calendar year, excluding Statutory Holidays.

Using a Developmental Asset Approach, our YMCA strives to ensure children have the positive experiences, support and opportunities they need to thrive.  YMCA programs teach the values of respect, honesty, responsibility, caring and inclusion.

Professional Staff

The YMCA staff serve as positive role models who ensure a safe environment where each child is respected and nurtured.  Staff are selected for their maturity, experience and skill with children.  YMCA staff possess Early Childhood Education certification, First Aid and a certificate of Conduct.

Policies and Procedures:

1.  Attendance:  To ensure your child’s safety, you MUST call the YMCA at 639-9676 prior to 11:00am on the day that your child cannot attend.

2.  Parents MUST complete a release form listing the people permitted to pick up their children.

3.  Children must be picked up by 5:30pm or a $10.00 late fee will be applied

4.  The After School Program follows the same statutory holiday schedule as the local School Boards.

5.  SCHOOL CLOSURE:  If the school is closed for any reason before the daily programs begin, the after school programs are closed as well.  In the event of in-service days, the YMCA will make every effort to offer childcare.

Locations: 

C.C. Loughlin
Kinsmen Center
J.J. Curling
Sacred Heart

Time:
Monday – Friday; 2:30 – 5:30pm (From September – June)

Fees:
$14.00 a day for the first child
$13.00 a day for each additional child

$10.00 extra fee if child care is needed for the full day during PD days. (This fee will be applied to the following month’s payment)

Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

REGISTRATION: A child is officially registered when the following steps have been completed:

* The $20 registration fee per family and Pre-Authorized Debit Form (PAD) Completed

* Registration forms and immunization records have been received.